Homeschooling Advantages

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No Place like Home: The Advantages of Homeschooling Mahatma Gandhi once said, “There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” Why send your children to a school, when they can receive an even better education from the comfort and safety of home? Although many people believe that it is bad for children 's education, homeschooling is actually a better and safer alternative to public and private schools. A very clear advantage to homeschooling is that students can learn at their own pace. Homeschoolers aren’t held back in any way by other students; therefore they are able to learn much faster: “According to studies conducted by the National Home Education Research Institute and the Home School Legal Defense Association, homeschoolers consistently achieve at higher levels than the national average” (homeschooling). On average, homeschoolers are able to test higher than the people their age learning in public and private schools, as well as achieve more when it comes to spelling bees and other competitions. Another flaw in…show more content…
However, contrary to popular belief, one doesn’t have to be trained in any way in order to teach their child. Not only that, but whether one is trained or not doesn’t necessarily affect the education of a child. In a study conducted by Patrick Basham he states, “To the possible dismay of professional educators, … parents who are trained teachers do not seem to get significantly better results than amateurs. Nor do differences in education or income produce any discernible variation; regardless of family income, home-schooled students score between the 82nd and 92nd percentiles on the SAT, the national American college entrance exam.” (Byfield, Home is)This means that whether a parent is trained or not, homeschooled children still consistently score higher than average on standardized

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